Stephanie Sherman

Top rated civil rights attorney in Los Angeles, California

Wisner Baum
Stephanie Sherman
Wisner Baum

Practice Areas: Civil rights, Consumer law, General litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 2021

Education: Texas Tech University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006
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Wisner Baum

11111 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 1750
Los Angeles, CA 90025 Visit website


Stephanie Sherman is a shareholder and trial lawyer at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, located in Washington, D.C., and seven other locations in California. She is fluent in English and Spanish, offering her services to a wide range of clients in California, especially in Los Angeles, Greenbrae, Bakersfield, Sacramento, San Diego and Ontario. Her practice areas focus on:

  • Civil rights 
  • Consumer fraud litigation 
  • Prescription drug injuries 
  • Product liability 
  • Toxic torts 
  • Wrongful death

Graduating summa cum laude in psychology and philosophy from Texas Christian University in 1994, Ms. Sherman pursued her law studies at Texas Tech University School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor in 1998. She is licensed to practice in New York, California and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas.

Named among The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 list, Ms. Sherman is well experienced in handling complex, multidistrict litigation cases worth hundreds of millions in settlements. Prior to founding her law firm, she handled several drug product liability cases against prominent pharma companies. She is also focused on cases involving environmental and social justice issues. As a compassionate and optimistic lawyer, she fights tenaciously for her clients and ensures they are aware of the law and their rights.

Ms. Sherman is an active member of the State Bar of Texas, The State Bar of California, the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, the Public Justice and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. She devotes her volunteer time to offering pro bono services for the elderly, LGBTQ+ and minority communities.

Practice areas

Civil rights, Consumer law, General litigation, Personal injury - products: plaintiff, Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Fraud, Litigation, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death

  • 30% Civil rights
  • 20% Consumer law
  • 20% General litigation
  • 20% Personal injury - products: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1998, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Educating elementary school students about civil rights and the foundations of equality and due process.
  • First housing discrimination case on behalf of a mixed race child in Kansas litigated under the federal Fair Housing Act that resulted in a swift and confidential settlement.
  • Volunteer at community schools teaching children about civil rights.
  • Represented an injured government worker before the 9-11 Victims Compensation Board in New York.
  • Represented a LBGQT couple in a Texas housing discrimination case regarding right to display pride flag, 2021
  • Selected: Southern California Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars, 2005 - 2006
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2017 - 2022
  • Texas Rising Stars, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2005 - 2008
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2000
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Public Justice
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2001
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2000
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2000
  • Texas State Bar, 1998
  • California State Bar, 2021
Educational Background:
  • Texas Christian University, B.A. summa cum laude, Psychology and Philosophy, 1994
  • Hood v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., et al., Dallas County, Texas: Represented an equipment painter and mechanic who developed myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myelogenous leukemia at age 57 as a result of his occupational exposure to benzene-containing paints and solvents., 2017
  • Egelhoff v. Fujifilm et al., Broward County, Miami, Florida
  • Tomas Gonzales v. ASARCO, Nueces County, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Rowan v. Georgia Pacific et al, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland Ohio
  • Lammers v. Energy Transportation Group, Inc. et al., Los Angeles County, California: Represented a merchant marine who worked in the engine room of various crude oil tankers during the 1980s and 90s. Mr. Lammers developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as a result of his occupational exposure to benzene, solvents, and crude oil vapors, 2017
  • PCB cases against Monsanto Chemical Company, Clayton County Missouri: Represented hundreds of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients nationwide in a matter relating to Monsanto contamination of the food, soil, and water supply with Polychlorinated biphenyls )PCBs), 2019
  • Frost. v. Red River Hosp., Wichita Falls County, Texas:  Representing the family of a transgender diagnosed with severe depression who killed himself while under the care of a psychiatrist and in a locked mental health facility., 2021
Industry Groups:
  • Legal
  • Personal Injury

Office location for Stephanie Sherman

11111 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 1750
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: 310-909-8212


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006

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